No Childhood” by Edith Rogers

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This is a very inter­est­ing book writ­ten by a Holo­caust sur­vivor about her expe­ri­ences as a young girl dur­ing the Nazi reign in Ger­many. The sto­ries are very basic — could have been trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish — with some poet­ry. What’s most unique is the per­spec­tive from a young girl whose moth­er and broth­er were tak­en away and …

All Things Possible” by Kurt Warner

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Pret­ty much about the 1999 Super Bowl season…nothing too new here…I think he wrote it in May of that year. The book has been repack­aged Ari­zona Car­di­nal Red. The only thing that has changed is that page 267 which orig­i­nal­ly con­tained Kurt’s stats from that mag­i­cal sea­son are missing…go fig­ure. GOOD BOOK

The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger

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I first read this clas­sic in the 6th grade after learn­ing about it in the “Prep­py Hand­book” in the ear­ly 80’s. I appre­ci­at­ed it much more this go around and gained inspi­ra­tion of style for my cur­rent work in progress. Although I still can’t under­stand why it’s a cult clas­sic, it’s a great book — and a short read — …

Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell

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This might be the most inter­est­ing and insight­ful book I have ever read. By def­i­n­i­tion an “out­lier” is a phe­nom­e­non that lies out­side of nor­mal expe­ri­ence. This book focus­es on the sto­ry of peo­ple whose lives and expe­ri­ences are phe­nom­e­nal in that regard. It explains the careers of real­ly suc­cess­ful peo­ple like Bill Gates and dis­cuss­es what specif­i­cal­ly lead to …

Ciento” by Lorena Dee Cervantes

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We live in a world devoid of com­plete sen­tences, phras­es or speech. Our world has been over­run by Face­book and Twit­ter and the con­stant 100-word pro­file updates. This book con­tains 100 poems each com­prised of 100 words or less. One would expect the poet­ry to be con­trived and weak. Instead, it is real­ly out­stand­ing. For the Pri­o­ry guys out there …